Live Music in Back on Beale and throughout Downtown Memphis
(And all of Shelby County!)
June 12, 2020. Effective immediately LIVE music is permitted in the Home of Blues, Soul & Rock ’n’ Roll.
See the official directive below for recently released guidance on LIVE music from the Memphis & Shelby County Back to the Business plan.
Live Music Guidance
Per the City of Memphis, Shelby County & Health Department:
Live music should not be permitted unless appropriate precautions are taken. Research and the CDC suggest that activities like singing may project respiratory droplets in greater quantity and over greater distance, increasing the risk of COVID-19 transmission, particularly with prolonged exposure. Live music performers should maintain at least 15 feet of separation—and more if possible—between audience members and the performer(s) (e.g., vocalists and singers). Thus, seating and spacing modifications should be adopted to increase physical distances between any observer and any performer. Where necessary, install barriers to minimize travel of aerosolized particles from performers, or implement alternative placements of performers. In addition, maximize physical spacing between performers on-stage by at least six feet unless barriers are used. Dancing should not be allowed unless it occurs outdoors and dancers maintain six feet separation from those who are not of their same household.